Going back to school after a long break can be difficult enough for children and families, even in the best of times. And as the world feels the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, although the situation is different from place to place, there are a lot of common questions and uncertainties arising in both parents and children. Of course, returning to school safely is at the top of everyone’s list, but parents must also be aware of the potential for anxiety or stress in their children. According to the Centers For Disease Control:
After a disaster, children may develop symptoms of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Mental health plays an important role in physical health, school performance, behavior, and long-term quality of life.
The good news is there are steps we can take to help our kids get back to school safely and with confidence, whether they are attending school in-person, online, or a hybrid of the two. We’ve put together a list of tips to help you and your family have a happy and successful back-to-school time!
4 Great Tips For Getting Back To Normal After Lockdown
Posted: August 08, 2020
After months of isolation, it’s pretty safe to say that everyone is ready to get back to normal. But if the concept of “normal” now seems elusive, and you’re feeling a bit of anxiety about what’s coming next, just know that you are not alone. "None of us really know exactly what the future looks like. It's therefore understandable that many people will be worried about life after lockdown, whether that's concerns about returning to work, children going back to school, job security, finances, or generally adjusting to former routines," says Stephen Buckley, Head of Information at UK mental health charity, Mind.
We’ve gathered some of the best tips from the experts to help ease your concerns and make your transition back to normal as smooth as possible!
Martial Arts and Children's Behavior
Posted: May 28, 2020
Martial Arts and Children’s Behavior
Activities like Martial Arts are a fun way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. Some parents may think they also promote violence, but that's a myth, according to experts. The martial arts actually help teach a variety of skills like self-discipline, socialization, self-respect, self-control, self-defense, self esteem, focus, confidence, and courtesy..
In fact, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with these programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids.
The Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids Who Learn and Think Differently
Posted: March 14, 2020
Every kid needs exercise and time to play, but kids who learn and think differently can have a hard time finding sports that fits them well. Unlike most sports, Martial Arts is focused around an individual’s personal growth, rather than comparison to others.
This makes Martial Arts a great outlet for children in general. Particularly helpful for children with challenges. Where team sports mainly focus on physical development and competition, Martial Arts focus on the individual as a whole.
Being Prepared for a Self-Defense Situation
Posted: February 26, 2020
When it comes to self-defense there are some techniques that can help should you get into a sticky situation. It’s recommended that everybody know these moves. It’s also recommended that you exhaust all of your options to keep things civil when a disagreement arises. But some situations call for pure self-defense if let’s say an attacker comes at you.
In most cases your gut will tell you what to do to protect yourself but being armed with a few basic techniques will increase your chances of getting to safety.